NUSofting Releases DK+ Drum Machine for Windows
January 19, 2005
The latest virtual instrument from NUSofting is DK+, offering 24 fully programmable drum pads, 6 output busses (3 stereo + 3 mono), an audio compressor/limiter for each stereo bus, a powerful step sequencer and more.
DK+ ships with a library of 36 drum kits containing the sounds of the most widely used vintage drum machines, acoustic kits and more. It also offers a wide library of drum styles ranging from Latin rhythms to classic rock and many modern styles.
The DK+ Library is a collection of drum kits and a rhythmic patterns. The collection is organized in 3 sections (each user editable):
- Factory Library: with a pattern collection arranged per musical style. The Factory Library in version 1.0 features 26 drum kits and 22 styles, for a whole of about 4000 different patterns. More will be added at each DK+ update.
- Custom Library: with an internal pattern set per kit. The Custom Library in version 1.0 features 9 drum kits with internal style. The drum kits in the Custom Library section do not use the Syle list, but they include a variable number of custom patterns inside the kit itself. E.G. the Tabla kit features two Bangrha style patterns.
- User Library: the section the user may fill with his creations.
Polyphony can be selected in the range of 8 to 128 voices, and the internal engine used 64-bit processing. Sounds can be imported as .wav files, DK+'s own format, as well as LM-4 drum bank format with some limitations. Most parameters can be controlled via MIDI. DK+ is also skinnable and this first release comeswith 5 skins.
Price: $75.90/Euro 59.90.
For more information, visit their web site at nusofting.liqihsynth.com